The city of São Paulo registers 2,105 dengue cases so far in 2022, an increase of 40.7% compared to the same period in 2021 (1,496). The information was revealed by the municipal health agency.
This year, the most cases are: Jardim Ângela, 81 cases, Jardim São Luiz, 70 and Campo Limpo, with 57, all in the south of São Paulo. There were fifty or more performances in the other seven districts: Itaquera (55), Ipiranga (54), Itaim Bibi (53), Sacomã (52), Raposo Tavares (51), Pirituba (50) and Lajeado (50).
The most recent death from dengue complications in the city of São Paulo occurred in 2020. In the last 10 years, the highest number of deaths was in 2015, when there were 25 confirmed deaths. The previous dengue epidemic in the capital occurred in 2019, with 16,966 cases. In 2020, the number dropped to 2,026 and rose to 7,435 in 2021.
The city of São Paulo warns that the main way to prevent dengue fever is to remove the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which are responsible for spreading two other diseases: Chikungunya fever and an acute illness caused by the Zika virus.
* Under the supervision of Mariana Roset.